This will be one of the few times in his Hall of Fame career in which Pacquiao is not the crowd favorite.
Assuming Pacquiao wins, next rumoured opponents mentioned have been WBO junior lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, WBC & WBO junior weltrweight king Terence Crawford, both Top Rank fighters, and WBC & WBA welterweight champ Keith Thurman.
Boxer Jeff Horn speaks to the media in a gym in Brisbane, Australia, Monday, June 26, 2017.
"I love fighting, the skills they use.to go on the trip and see a local fighter, it's huge". "I just keep that in my mind, what I'm going to have to do in the ring, which will upset Manny". "The first will talk about what it was like before boxing and the second, about what happened in boxing and after", Pacquiao said.
Roach believes Pacquiao's boxing future depends on how the fight goes against Horn.
Roach told reporters in the lead-up to Sunday's fight that Pacquiao wanted a rematch with Mayweather but he would have to put on a show against Horn to have any chance of getting it.
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Bradley said Horn had the ability to do "something great" on Sunday but that he would have to knock Pacquiao cold to do it.
Horn also has a notable amateur background as he made it to the quarterfinals in the 2012 Summer Olympics while representing Great Britain. Many boxing observers seemed to agree (with the tweet below) that Horn's lack of popularity is what makes this such a lackluster matchup.
Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 knockouts) is defending the WBO title he won on points against Jessie Vargas last November. "Had you gone to the United States for six weeks and prepared properly in a training camp, I'd give you a hell of a shot", Fortune said. The longer the bout is extended, the greater the likelihood Horn will shake off any "big fight" butterflies he'll have and start fighting at a level closer to optimal.
"We spoke to Bob, and we chose to give the people a chance to watch the fight on a free station in America".
Horn's trainer Glenn Rushton, in an interview with the Brisbane Times, said, "I want him to be ready to fight against the toughest guys". "To get Mayweather, you have to look good. he has to be impressive". And more importantly, the quality of his opposition has been nowhere near the standard of multiple time, multiple weight division world champion Pacquiao.
Green has met Horn twice and been hugely impressed by the Queenslander's talent.